Stopping hunger in Iowa starts with you

You can feed an Iowan facing hunger for less than $2 a day.
96 cents of every dollar donated go directly to feed our neighbors.


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Food Bank of Iowa fights hunger so no Iowan has to struggle to find food. We’re here to help when you need us. And we appreciate your help, whether it’s through donations of time, money or food.


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Hunger Can Happen to Anyone

Hunger can happen to anyone, including you. And it hits closer to home than you might imagine. It impacts Iowans of all ages across the state. Including hardworking people with jobs who can’t afford food at the end of the month. Or those who are dealing with job loss, medical expenses or living on a fixed income. Learn more about the Iowans we help.

Who We Help

Latest News

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May 29, 2024

Land O’Lakes donates 40,000 pounds of macaroni & cheese to Food Bank of Iowa

Land O’Lakes has donated more than 40,000 pounds of macaroni & cheese to Food Bank of Iowa.

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May 14, 2024

‘Map the Meal Gap’: Iowa’s hunger problem is worsening

Nearly 11% of Iowans and 15.4% of Iowa children face food insecurity, according to Feeding America’s latest annual Map the Meal Gap study.

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May 2, 2024

Bringing hope to Ottumwa

The Lord’s Cupboard first opened its doors all the way back in 1966, but the need for food assistance has…

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Our Impact

It’s an ongoing challenge to make sure all of our neighbors have the food they need to thrive. We partner with 700 agencies in 55 counties to distribute more than 2 million pounds of food each month.


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Partner with us

Feeding Iowans in need is a monumental task. Through partnerships with 700 agencies in 55 counties, we ensure our neighbors have access to enough nutritious food. Learn more about becoming a partner agency or program partner.

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Share Your Story

In Iowa, 1 in 9 adults and 1 in 6 children face hunger. Like Ka’Meka, a working mom of three who lost her job. Or Willa, a disabled veteran who takes care of her grandchildren. With assistance from our network of partner agencies, we’re ensuring our neighbors won’t go hungry. Read more about Iowans we’ve helped and share your own story with us.

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